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Tfue and Cloak start petition to delay final World Cup Duos qualifier

Published: 3/Jun/2019 23:29 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 8:40

by Eli Becht

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Fortnite Battle Royale pros Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak‘ Lepore are calling for Epic Games to delay the final Duos qualifier since it falls on the same day as the Fortnite Pro-Am.

The final week of Duos qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup falls on the same day as the Celebrity Pro-Am at E3 2019 – something that has left some players in quite an unfortunate situation.

Both Tfue and Cloak are slated to appear in the Pro-Am, but the problem is the two have been working towards qualifying for the World Cup, with the last opportunity to qualify being on the same day.

TFUETfue isn’t happy about Epic Games holding the final World Cup qualifier the same day as the Pro-Am.

It’s a tough situation, and a huge oversight for Epic Games to make. Tfue and Cloak want Epic to delay the final week so fans would have a chance to tune into the Pro-Am, along with rooting on their favorite streamer for the final week of qualifiers.

Cloak called for an outright petition in a Tweet that has gained over 10,000 likes.

“Can we start a petition to push back the final week of duo qualifiers so people can play and watch the Pro-Am tourney/block party event?” he wrote. “For some genius reason they’re on the same day.”

Tfue retweeted a tweet by Ewok, a Fortnite Battle Royale streamer invited to the Pro-Am who argued why the final wave of qualifiers should be pushed back.

He also agreed with a tweet made by The Fortnite Guy who said players were being forced to choose between the two events.

Will Epic budge?

Players have been complaining about the way Epic Games handles competitive Fortnite ever since the start of the World Cup and nothing has really changed.

A player who was caught cheating was still able to qualify for the World Cup, so it’s hard to believe they would actually accommodate this valid complaint.

We do know Epic listens to the community, even if they don’t always listen, so we can certainly expect them to at least see the petition.

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Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

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Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.